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NEW Red Book of Amphibians and Reptiles of Croatia, now published

Nova Crvena knjiga vodozemaca i gmazova Hrvatske      New Red Book brings new IUCN assessement  of all species at the national level and a detailed review of their distribution and ecology, based on more than 20,000 database records. This is the first red book of its kind constructed in such a comprehensive data set in Croatia. Data analysis and writing of the book lasted full two years.

 

The red book is only available in digital format, and can be downloaded free of charge from the pages of the State Institute for Nature Protection > DOWNLOAD ME

Red book will not be printed because of the decision of the State Institute for Nature Protection.

List of amphibian and reptile fauna of Croatia comprises in total of 59 species. 20 amphibian species with 13 species of frogs and toads and seven species of newts and salamanders. 39 species of reptiles, which accounts for 17 species of lizards, 15 species of snakes and seven species of turtles. Two questionable species (Typhlops vermicularis and Blanus strauchi) also referred to in this book for historical reasons and better visibility, but in the analysis they are presented as additional species (+2).

 

Crveni mukač jedna je od ugroženih vrsta u Hrvatskoj    The Red Book is partly available in English (Introduction and assessement summary).

Of the estimated 56 species, 34 are classified as least concern (LC) because the available data indicate that they are not currently threatened with extinction. Three species have been assessed as species with insufficient data (DD): Salamandra atra, Pelobates fuscus and Zootoca vivipara, while 11 species were assessed as Near Threatened (NT): Triturus carnifex, T. dobrogicus, Bombina bombina, Testudo hermanni, Emys orbicularis, Iberolacerta horvathi, Elaphe quatuorlineata, Platyceps najadum, Telescopus fallax, Zamenis situla and Vipera berus. Estimated as a vulnerable species (VU) were Dinarolacerta mosorensis and Caretta caretta, while estimated as endangered (EN) were: Proteus anguinus, Rana latastei, Mauremys rivulata, Ablepharus kitaibelii, Dolichophis caspius and Vipera ursinii.

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